Tag Archive: Life


This discounted 3-pack of USB-C adapters brings new life to your old cables

Don’t ditch your old cables completely.

The transition from micro-USB to USB-C has been a pretty positive one for most, but that means that a lot of our old cables are no longer useful to charge our gadgets. Odds are you have tons of old cables laying around that you don’t want to get rid of, and luckily you don’t have to.

Right now you can pick up Aukey’s micro-USB to USB-C adapters for just $ 4.52  [Read More…]

Save 50% on the TorGuard VPN and browse in peace… for life

Pay a little extra for privacy and security.

Use the code THRIFTERDEALS to take 50% off any of the Anonymous VPN services offered by TorGuard. This deal brings the price down to $ 4.99 for the monthly service or $ 29.99 for a year. Anonymous VPN is a subscription service, but you will continue to get the discounted price every time it renews until you end it. That’s pretty awesome because it means 50% off for life if you  [Read More…]

Huawei Watch GT leaked, rumored to have up to 14 days of battery life

The watch might launch with the Mate 20 and cost around 199-229 EUR.

Huawei’s previous smartwatch, the Huawei Watch 2, was a fine wearable that ultimately failed to capture a big audience due to an uninspired design and poor construction. To hopefully make up for its predecessor and bring back the greatness of the original Huawei Watch, a new leak has provided us with a lot of details on the Huawei Watch GT.

The render  [Read More…]

Qualcomm released the Snapdragon Wear 3100 putting focus on battery life for Wear OS

Great news for smartwatch fans as Qualcomm has finally released their brand new chip for Wear OS. The new Snapdragon Wear 3100 includes high-performance quad-core A7 processors, a highly efficient integrated DSP, and an ultra-low power co-processor. What makes this great news is the next generation of Wear OS watches should have even better battery life.

Battery Life

Extending the life of your smartwatch is the main focus behind the Snapdragon Wear 3100. The new co-processor the Qualcomm QCC1110 is optimized for  [Read More…]

Battery life is the biggest reason to care about Snapdragon Wear 3100

If you care about battery life, you’re going to want to make sure your next watch has this processor.

The biggest limitation for any mobile gadget is battery life. It’s often not a matter of whether your phone or watch can do something, but what the cost of that something is in battery life. And much like your phone, it’s really important for your watch to last you the entire day no matter what you do with  [Read More…]

Qualcomm’s Wear 3100 chip for Wear OS is all about extending battery life

Battery life should be 2 – 14 hours longer compared to Wear 2100.

At a press event in San Francisco today, Qualcomm announced its next-generation wearable platform as the Snapdragon Wear 3100. This is the processor that’ll be found in all new Wear OS smartwatches going forward, and based on everything we just learned, it sounds like we’re in for a real treat.

With the Wear 3100 platform, Qualcomm’s doubling down on battery life. It uses quad-core  [Read More…]

How’s your Galaxy Watch battery life been?

Turns out the Galaxy Watch is (mostly) a battery champ.

Samsung’s Galaxy Watch is one of the latest smartwatches on the market, and while it’s not drastically different compared to the Gear S3 or Gear Sport, it’s still one of the best wearables you can buy right now.

One of the Galaxy Watch’s biggest claims to fame is its multi-day battery life on a single charge, and now that shipments are starting to go out, early adopters  [Read More…]

Optoma NuForce Be Live5 headphone review: Wireless headphones with clarity and average battery life

NuForce is the audio-focused sub-brand from Optoma specializing in high-quality audio products. Previously known for its award-winning BE6i Bluetooth headphones, NuForce has prepared a follow up in the form of the Be Live5 headphones. Similar to the BE6i the Be Live5 are Bluetooth headphones this time using smaller 8mm drivers and packed into a smaller body. We were provided with these headphones for review courtesy of Optoma for an honest and unbiased review.

Packaging

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HTC U12 Life hands-on: Quite a looker, with an interesting take on plastic

A few good ideas with some uninspiring execution.

HTC’s attempt at parlaying the brand recognition of the U11 into the lower-end U11 Life didn’t particularly work out. It was an entirely forgettable phone with some performance shortcomings — hardly just a “small version of the latest flagship.” HTC is at it once again with the HTC U12 Life, which is even further removed in terms of design from the U12+ — outside of the fact that it’s  [Read More…]

Android Pie actually fixes a smartphone’s biggest problem: battery life

Welcome to our new AI-powered battery saving overlords (please don’t kill all humans).

I carry around a BlackBerry KEY2 as my “daily driver” but my other phone — the one I use for work and do random things to and install random stuff — is a Pixel 2. The small Pixel. The best Pixel. Well, best in everything but battery life.

The smaller Pixel 2 has a 2,700 mAh battery compared to the bigger 3,520 mAh battery  [Read More…]